Director, Program on Medicines and Public Health
USC School of Pharmacy
USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
Los Angeles, California
Dr. Dima M. Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD, is the Hygeia Centennial Chair and Associate Professor as well as Director, Program on Medicines and Public Health at the USC School of Pharmacy. In addition, she is a Senior Fellow at the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. She has also been selected as National Academy of Medicine Pharmacy Fellow for 2018-2020. Dr. Qato received her PharmD from UIC, an MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Illinois School of Public Health.
An expert in health policy, pharmacoepidemiology, drug safety and health disparities, Dr. Qato’s research focuses on access and safe use of medications in vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad. Dr. Qato’s work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including JAMA and Health Affairs. Her work has received widespread media coverage, including in The New York Times, NPR, PBS News, Washington Post, The Atlantic, CNN, BBC, and National Geographic and is funded by various agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and has also influenced national and state policy around medication access and safety.
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